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>>. >> good afternoon well dominate to the san francisco board of supervisors meeting tuesday december 12. please call row. supervisor advocate lows president chew, supervisor chu supervisor cohen, supervisor elsburnd present. supervisor fair and impartially present. supervisor kim-absenility. supervisor mar. mar present. supervisor a walky present. supervisor wiener present. >> ladies and gentlemen please join us in the pledge of allegiance. [pledge of allegiance] i pledge allegiance to the flag, of the united states of america, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. >>> colleagues we have board meeting minutes from october 23, november twired and could i a motion to approve those minutes. motion by campus and seconded by advocate lows and those minutes are approved. and if you could read our two parliament special order. >> the first item of business between the board of supervisors this week representing district will he and 11 the mayor may address the board initially for five minutes and th
show that we have mely improved lives in san francisco because there is much to do i'm looking forward to a productive 20 then 13 and this will be the year that we recommit ourselves to the basics like keeping our streets in working order and meeting on time and community safe. i know there will be new faces in this chamber next year and i look forward to maintaining the collaborative ambiance we have. and to parting i want to thank each of of you and i want to thank you for your dedication, commitment and hard work. with that, i'll take the two questions for today's session. >>> thank you mr. mayor, i'll provide the first question for today. >> mr. mayor, your march appearance between before the board of supervisors i asked you about proposition i passed by slotters in november of 2000 seven to create a office of small business to comply with 14 city departments pop operation i stated within four most the office would issue a report that analyzed the existing laws and regular blagses that basket all small business and is make recommend dayses and consolidation. you committed t
and local economies. our -- show that sequestration will reduce federal funding direct to san francisco by at least 26.5 million dollars a year, every single year. we would see over $5 million of cut to education, and almost $3 million of cuts from public housing. san francisco's allocation of medicare would be cut by $2 million. funding for the wic workforce program would lose almost $5 million. there would be a $1 million cut to housing services for people with hiv and aids and more than $1 million cut to the community development block grant program. ladies and gentlemen, this is our safety net. and our safety net's already strained by years of state cuts and it cannot sustain these additional reductions in federal funding. in addition to the cuts i have just detailed, there are also competitive grants and state pass-throughs that will also see cuts, and totals for which we really cannot estimate at this time. although this is serious business, and we need to get engaged -- although this is serious, we need to get engaged as a city to advocate against request ration -- sequestration
sequestration would have on san francisco. i welcome all of your -- supervisors in making the case to our elected officials in washington, d.c. about the serious impacts this will have on our residents. thank you, supervisors, and i wish you all a wonderful season of giving, of sharing, and of caring for our vulnerable and most needy in our city. thank you very much. >> president chiu: thank you, mr. mayor. colleagues, why don't we go to our next items. madam clerk, could you read the consent agenda. >> clerk calvillo: items 2 through 11 comprise the consent agenda, they're considered routine. if a member requests discussion of a matter it can be considered separately. >> president chiu: would roll call vote on 2 through 11. >> clerk calvillo: supervisor avalos, aye. supervisor campos, aye. president chiu, aye. supervisor chu, aye. supervisor cohen, aye. supervisor elsbernd, aye. supervisor farrell, aye. supervisor kim, aye. supervisor mar, aye. supervisor olague, aye. supervisor wiener, aye. there are 11 ayes. >> president chiu: those ordinances are passed, resolutions adopted and motion
an example for all the school kids in san francisco. don't tolerate bullying, even in the city and county of san francisco, ie the mayor's office doing all the bullying. the kids will remember her, that's how she will go down in her crowning achievement in my humble opinion. ide like to make it a matter of record in my opinion this board of supervisors has neglected three obvious items i've mentioned in the past. we'll see what happens next year. number one, child pornography. number two, the sex slave trade passing through san francisco. and obviously, number three, my number one project, the controversial death of a dead gay man who used to work at san francisco general in 1999, and so far nobody, and i mean nobody, is willing to even discuss his death. i guess when you're gay and you have no voice, then you're expendable. it's kind of interesting that the city of san francisco has been bypassed by the state of washington in regards to gay and related activities. so maybe that's a sign to san francisco that maybe the curse of joe -- is beginning to take its toll. the last thing i would
>> president chiu: good afternoon. welcome to the san francisco board of supervisors meeting of tuesday, december 4, 2012. madam clerk, could you please call the roll. >> clerk calvillo: supervisor av logs, present. supervisor campos, present. president chiu, present. supervisor chu, present. supervisor cohen, present. supervisor elsbernd, present. supervisor ferrell, present. supervisor kim, absent. supervisor mar, present. supervisor olague, present. supervisor wiener, present. mr. president, you have a quorum. >> president chiu: thank you. ladies and gentlemen, could you please join us in the pledge of allegiance. >> i pledge allegiance to the united states of america to the republic for which it stands, one nation under god, indivisible with liberty and justice for all. >> president chiu: colleagues, we have october 16, 2012 board meeting minutes. could i have a motion to approve. motion by supervisor campos, suggested by supervisor chu. those are approved. madam clerk, are there any communications? >> clerk calvillo: there are no communications. >> president chiu: could
at the age of 83 years old. he has important history here in san francisco. he was the founder and former publisher editor of the san francisco" nx based philippe news. he and the philippine news have played a major role in the growing visibility and activism an outspoken critic of the late president marcos and despite bribes from the administration he continued to fiercely expose the human rights violations of the dictator. seven kids in the sunset and produced the philippine news from their headquarters south of market to become the most read filipino newspaper in the united states with circulation of 120,000. he's founding chairperson of national federation of philippine american association, been a voice for immigrants rights, farm workers struggle and -- equity for over five decades. last month he received a lifetime achievement award from the filipino-american press club. he is survived by his wife and seven kids. >> clerk calvillo: thank you, supervisor avalos. supervisor mar. >> supervisor mar: thank you. i first wanted to ask if we could -- meeting in memorium for fay bingham. sh
of mr. bradford he was the first african america meal after the san francisco sheriff's department and he was born in blight california and came to san francisco in 1955 he seived regularly in the united states army and korean war and is the father of three children two sons and one dear and i send my condole lenses out to his family he was one of my sunday schoolteachers growing up and brang donuts holes to class and making the subject matter very interesting and enjoyable and i grew up with his grandchildren and it's a great loss that san francisco has suffered in losing mr. bradford and so iggs again colleagues i hope to close out the board in his memory and this is the memory of mr. bradford. >> thank you ms. cohen. mr. chu. >>? mr. campos, thank you mr. clerk i have a numb of number of items and the first is authorizing the-off real estate for 17th and folsome street park project and i also have a memoriam for man we will spain rod drying guess and he was one of the district's most colorful andby loved artist and is with robert crumb influenced generations of cartoonists
like to thank the treasure of city of san francisco and his staff for working with my office specifically with seela in my office as well as gene and aleck alexander from the city attorney's office and i so i asks for your support of this ordinance. >> colleagues with ecan we take this item same time same call. >> this item is passed item 12. >>> >>> item 12 is finding the -- monitoring and reporting program relating to the fund of bridge project in aal a immediatee county. >> same house same call this resolution is adopted item 13, item 13 is establishing the appropriation limits for fiscal year 13 pursuant to. >> same call this resolution is adopted. >>> item 13 is the resident luke authorizing south of market communicate stablization and to expend fund dollars in the amounts of 770,000,. >> same house same call this resident luke is adopted. item 15 is a tax resident luxe by the finances authority for none procrastinate and not authority not no exceed 33 million and to finances owned by san francisco friends school school. same call. without objection this
for a communication system in san francisco and if you look at what happens with the public access channel it's obvious that we need it and comcast isn't going to give us the access content and opportunities for the community that we really need so please do. i know you have a long list but please add that to the list. thanks. >> thank you. anyone else? okay. seeing none public comment is closed, so what i would say -- i would direct staff to work with me and drafting a res diewgz that we would bring to the commission at our next meeting that outlines all of these issues and makes some suggestion for how to proceed with respect to them. commissioner avalos. >> yes. i would like to just kind of tap into that process as well. i mean you can take the lead but i want -- >> and in fact i'm -- i know that my staff would appreciate this. i am happy if you want to take the lead commissioner. >> let's do that, so germ me pollack in my office will be staffing on that and we will work together in putting a resolution together. i do want to look at what was done in the past around fiber and commu
and to finances owned by san francisco friends school school. same call. without objection this item is adopted. >> retroactively to accept the grands of in the apt 2,050,000 and to source 100% of san francisco's electrical demand of electrical source through june 2013. >> same house same call this resident luke is adopted. >> item 1317. item 17 is acceptance and an extension grant in the amount of 650,000 -- for a grant period of april 212012 to march 312014. >> same house same call. this resident luke is adopted next item. >> item 18 is to improve the wave revenue bonds and aggregate principles amount not to exceed 250 million pursuant to the charter. >> same house same call. >> this resident luxe is adopted. >>> item 19. >> item 19 is approval for the grant application for continued develop of grant care program and approval produce and for the annual and recurring grants of 5 million or more. >> same house same call without objection this resolution is adopted. >> item 20 is authored to september an extended grant from the san francisco parks for the design and introd
and different types of housing as we're facing the -- continue to face the issue of san francisco no longer being an affordable place for so many san franciscans. i had the opportunity to visit with my staff. one of the microunits as they're called, and the units that i visited were actually a little bit larger than what's being proposed here, over 200 square feet. and one of the things that struck me is the fact that even though they do maximum the use of the space, that you're still talking about very small units units that we saw, you were talking about these units potentially being rented at $1500 a month, which is not a lot of space for $1500. so that kind of goes to the crux of my concern, which is, as we're building these microunits, are we, in a way, creating or exacerbating the problem by setting pretty high bar in terms of how expensive housing is. if a 230 square feet unit is going to rent for $1500, what does that do to the rest of the places in san francisco. that is the concern. because of that concern, if we had the first item, item 15, being presented to us on its own, i wou
. as an arts -- he was vocal in support of the arts. he was a strong supporter of the san francisco symphony and american conservatory theater upon he is described as a radio legend with a lot of passion and he will be dearly missed by many in the bay area. colleagues i have an item to announce a pilot program in district 3. as you will remember in this year's budget each district was allocated $100,000 in discretionary funding to be decided by a district supervisor for one-time expenditures that don't constitute ongoing neighborly costs. as i thought about how these funds should be used in my district i was intrigued by a model of -- participatory budgeting. participatory budget is a civic engagement proddle that involv involves -- making decision on fund. after being started in the city of porto al egg gray in brazil the process has beenx$jpm adopy 1500 cities and municipalities worldwide including by several municipal awards in chicago and new york. today i'm launching a participatory budgeting pilot program to give residents the power to decide how to use this discretionary funding. my
on proposed projects. i'm interested in bringing participatory budgeting to san francisco because increased civic participation will help make our city -- allow our city to make better investments in our neighborhoods and empower residents to get involved in our democratic process. colleagues if you haven't get figured out how to spend your discretionary funds i invite you to join us. i look forward to working with our partners and the public to create a vibrant and effective budgeting process. the last item i want to mention is a resolution that i will be cosponsoring with supervisor farrell, urging the national park service to abandon plans to locate the alcatraz ferry service at fort mason pier and move it out of my district in fisherman's wharf. supervisor farrell will speak more broadly about this but at this time over 1.4 million people visit alcatraz island from the existing ferry site in fisherman's wharf in my district which is a commercial district that absorbs close to most of the 16 million tourists that visit san francisco. contrast that with the residential neighborhood of the
and restaurant city and is other industry the in san francisco each other over the three-day festival and during the -- golden gate park and expend to the locally operate businesses whether on urban street and sunset or in the richmond district this hires over 4,000 employees for the event and it's responsible for creating sixy full-time positions in san francisco and so i urge your support this extension represents a tremendous benefit to our recreation and parks and to our city and i urge your support. >> colleaguing any further discussion? >>> can we take this same house same call without objection this resident luxe is adopted. >> item 24. >> regarding amendments to junk dealer and gatherer permanent process. >> supervisor cohen. >>> yes, thank you very much thank you colleagues for hearing this item today this legislation is a result of over i six months of work between my department and the police department and in order to better regulate junk dealers and after a number of severe public safety incidents involving metal feeds p g and e utility towers and pulling of towers and f
, they want to sell their wares and this city and county of san francisco who should be helping our veterans, i am requesting the gentleman to accommodate the veterans. if he does not then i will take it to the highest level. thank you very much. >> thank you. next speaker. >> (singing) ain't no valley high, ain't no valley low, ain't no space wide enough can stop us. if you need an artist we'll find a space for you, you don't need to worry, ain't no city space wide enough, ain't no city space low enough can keep me from spaces to you, remember the day you made a space, you made so free and i know i thanked you for what you did and i know now that i'm glad and make it better, don't make it sad. and there are spaces i remember all my life i got an artist space and these spaces have some meaning and now it's up to you too. >> thank you, walter. next speaker. >> good afternoon, i'm donna figarota with the union square business district. i just wanted to talk a little bit about the background for this project. it grew out of a larger vision for hallidie plaza that was developed by the bid s
blood and global warming is real and emergency and a crisis. san francisco is the kind of city of the tail that wags the dog. we can create a policy that matches the german policy of creating jobs, cash flow in this town. the only state that has done it so far is verment and gainsville florida you need somebody here who is a critic of cca, not somebody in house and along with the shell game because it inevitably going to fail. if you don't have somebody speaking that understands the policy how it inevitably will fail, must fail. it's designed to fail. if you don't have somebody that understands that concept in the position then you're just going to be walking down the road to inevitably throwing money at a policy that will fail, so would urge when looking for somebody ask them questions about what policy they understand because most people in this town, and the media do not know that germany is approaching 100% renewable energy and there is already a nation that is 100% solar and the cca plan is just failure. designed to fail, so if you're not aware of that, if you never h
< this evening, and the san francisco neighborhood theater foundation is recognizing 100 years of the boat theater. that's that theater on sacramento street, right at presidio avenue. but they're celebrating 100 years of one of our incredible neighborhood theaters. but the neighborhood theater foundation also runs the balboa theater in my district and outer richmond. the babble theater is holding on saturday balboa theater day, it's a family friendly event with face painting, cartoons and they're showing the film rise of the guardian. they're also showing i believe life of pi is showing there as well, a great movie, the amazing film as well. also, i will be there at the theater, at noon, where we will be watching restroomin rememberd at the beach, history of the the richmond district. it features many historical photographs and testimony of people who remember playland at the beach. following that movie is the second film called sutros the palace at land's end with the sutro path area also that used to house the large indoor swimming pools and beloved sounding attractions like the mechanic
between -- development inc. and the san francisco port commission. >> president chiu: same house, same call, this resolution is adopted. >> the clerk: item 24 resolution approving third amendment between department of public health and medimpact contract to 17.5 million. >> president chiu: same house, same call, this resolution is adopted(c) item 25 resolution approving with new flyer of america to purchase low floor diesel hybrid buses and total contract amount of approximately 48.6 million. >> president chiu: same house, same call, this resolution is adopted. next item. >> clerk calvillo: item 26, resolution retroactively authorizing recreation and park department to accept and expend a grant not to exceed 280,000 from the san francisco parks alliance towards seven community projects funded with community opportunity fund dollars for the period of may 1, 2012 through jan 1, 2013. >> president chiu: same house, same call. this resolution is adopted. >> clerk calvillo: item 27, resolution determining that the issuance of a type 42 on sale beer and wine public premises license for -- ll
was a 27 year member of the san francisco police departmenth9f rising to the level of inspector. he then in his adopted home of daly city joined the daly city city council, served there for 10 years serving as mayor for two years. he then stepped up to the san matillo county board of supervisors and served on that board for 12 years. in his collective 10 year at both daly city city council and county board of supervisors he served on a variety of regional agencies, mtc, caltrain, bay area management district you name it, he probably served on it. what i got to know him well on was transportation issues. when i had the pleasure of serving at the caltran board where supervisor cohen is now, you
or dinner in the evening. for those heading up to north beach for those here in san francisco is a great option. taking mass transit would be better. the light rail is quick to be installed. it's efficient. it is but anyway there of problems with some of the operators lately but my point being i want to voice my support for it. i think it should go forward. i think we should go forward with this proposal, and give all san franciscans and tourists, our families and friends a chance to come to the city, or if we live there go up to north beach have lunch or dinner and check out the things up there. thank you very much. i hope that you do have a great day. >> next speaker please. >> i have an overview. a couple weeks ago i made appeal here to this board after i was assaulted by san francisco soccer league officials wielding pipes. they knew i opposed to introducing hundreds of toxic infill material into the ocean view neighborhood and golden gate park. as you know they kicked me in the head and left me blooding with a concussion and after they targeted me on the corporate sponsore
brook representing san francisco green party and the local organization our city. first a technical point on all of this. i was under the impression and check with dhr on this that the executive position still exists but filled on an interim basis. maybe i am wrong on that but good to make sure you're correct on that from the staff's perspective. i agree bringing it back in house because the next year is going to be really big for clean power sf and some other things and we need somebody that can be available five days a week, 50 weeks a year. i mean that's really going to be important, but the main thing i want to focus on is that the advocates for clean power sf have had some concerns with the way that lafco -- when we originally set set up lafco to work on clean power sf and especially get at the beginning of 2007 and what we needed from lafco and i believe the intention we needed somebody on task for clean power sf itself that could approach the sf puc on many occasions the sf puc wasn't thinking outside of the box on this to put it politely, and we need someone, and i think
of the work that you have done on behalf of san francisco and what supervisor kim mentioned is truly commendable i think a lot of people who make it to where you have gone and done the thing that you have tend to close the door behind them and don't pave the way for others to follow but you open the door and open it widely to make sure that all have an opportunity and so i want to thank you for all of that work. >> so with that madame the floor is yours. >>> thank you very much after november 30th i'm firnly a civilian and after being spoiled for 30 years and having to go through the metal deckers again and having to go through park, these little things, you take for granted and so i want to thank sean and kristine efor your service being on the board of supervisors is like being on the game show survivors very very serious even when i was on here and for those of you inspiring to go on the legislature, i think he will agree it's a team sport, it's not person anymore and we get to work on bigger issues for the state but if you can make it here, you can make it anywhere and i know
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